Premier PR Professional Society Announces 2013 Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 24, 2013 – Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR), a leading resource for communications professionals in the nation’s capital today announces its 2013 board of directors to serve its growing member base in a constantly changing marketplace. The slate is as follows:
|Co-President||Tina McCormack Beaty||Porter Novelli|
|Co-President||Kendra Kojcsich||Porter Novelli|
|Vice President||Helen Mitternight||Vanguard Communications|
|Treasurer||Sherri Core||Core Association Services|
|Secretary||Randee Ulsh||Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide|
|Membership Chair||Andrea Summers||Adfero Group|
|Pro Bono Co-Chair||Maria Ibañez||NASHP|
|Pro Bono Co-Chair||Katy McKegney||Communications professional|
|Professional Development Co-Chair||Melanie Jordan||PRofessional Solutions|
|Professional Development Co-Chair||Erica Hiar||Merritt Group|
|Woman of the Year Co-Chair||Mara Vandlik||McGinn and Company|
|Woman of the Year Co-Chair||Avelyn Austin||Ketchum|
|Emerging Leaders Awards Co-Chair||Lauren Smith||Melanoma Research Foundation|
|Emerging Leaders Awards Co-Chair||Emily Hughes||National Environmental Strategies|
|Sponsorships Chair||Season Solorio||National Cattleman’s Beef Association|
|MarCom Co-Chair||Jenn Dunn||BusinessWire|
|MarCom Co-Chair||Karin Bloomquist||ICF International|
|Website Chair||Janiré Hopkins||NASW|
“Kendra, the board, and I look forward to a successful year serving members in the PR industry,” said Tina McCormack Beaty, 2013 Co-President. “In addition to helping our members further their careers in public relations through events and skill-building opportunities, WWPR will become a voice for the industry here in DC by launching proprietary research, consumer and business data.”
“I am thrilled to be leading WWPR with Tina and a strong board this year,” said Kendra Kojcsich, 2013 Co-President. “As a vital resource for PR professionals in D.C. we will continue our slate of highly anticipated annual events, while strengthening our professional development, networking, marketplace positioning, and leadership opportunities for members.”
The ceremonial board induction meeting featured a keynote from Geoff Livingston, a leading social media expert, author and marketing specialist. Livingston guided attendees through a journey of lessons-learned based on the influence of social change efforts as well as examined the importance of staying up to speed on the next generation of media technology. On behalf of Vocus, all attendees received a copy of Livingston’s recent book, Marketing in the Round, and a book-signing was held after the luncheon.
Throughout the year, WWPR will host other high caliber speakers at events focused on topics such as measurement, social media for baby boomers, and mentoring. To learn more about WWPR’s upcoming events, visit http://wwpr.org/events/.
Today, WWPR also announced its new two-year agreement to serve pro bono client, Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls (FLOW), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to empowering women and girls with the knowledge and skills necessary to make good economic decisions in an increasingly complex U.S. and global financial system.
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Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is the first and only D.C.-based professional organization advancing women in the communications industry. WWPR is committed to delivering outstanding professional development, networking, marketplace positioning, and leadership opportunities to area communicators. Visit us at wwpr.org, “Like” us on Facebook.com/WashingtonWomeninPR, and follow us on Twitter @WWPR.